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Viva Soccer (Windows)

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Viva Soccer is the first game to allow a player to take part and re-write history in all Football World Cups (including the qualifying stage) from 1958 until 1998. Deal with players retiring, new talent emerging and the geopolitical changes of the 90s as the Iron Curtain opens and several new national teams emerge.

Instead of using commentators, Viva relies on PlayerChat, which means only the sounds of the stadium - players and crowd - will be audible. 1035 squads (some with individual shirts) and 16554 players with different attributes (and some with personalized textures and models) are included in the game.


Viva Soccer Windows A foul
Viva Soccer Windows The intro features classic World Cup moments, such as the "Hand of God"
Viva Soccer Windows Scoring a corner
Viva Soccer Windows Olympiastadion

Alternate Titles

  • "Viva Fussball" -- German title
  • "Viva Football" -- UK title
  • "Absolute Football" -- French PSX title
  • "20世紀ストライカー列伝" -- Japanese spelling
  • "20 Seiki Striker Retsuden" -- Japanese title

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The Press Says

Power Unlimited May, 1999 8.9 out of 10 89
PC Games (Germany) Apr, 1999 78 out of 100 78
Svenska PC Gamer May, 1999 74 out of 100 74
GameStar (Germany) Apr, 1999 69 out of 100 69
PC Zone 1998 66 out of 100 66
Power Play Apr, 1999 64 out of 100 64
PC Player (Germany) Apr 07, 1999 59 out of 100 59
Spel för Alla May, 1999 4 out of 10 40


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Luis Silva (13294) added Viva Soccer (Windows) on Dec 14, 2005
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